Gossip Girls – There's more to gossip than just good dirt. U of Michigan researchers say when women dish, their levels of progesterone increase. This boosts feelings of well-being and reduces stress, indicating gossip is part of a "neuro-endocrine" aspect of social bonding. Click here for the story.
Vitamin M – Music is proving to be a powerful treatment for people with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis and for others recovering from traumatic conditions. Therapists have known about these effects for years but science is only now uncovering how music works wonders. Click here for the story.
Men Of Their Words – Book clubs for men are apparently becoming popular, although reading may not be a priority. Click here for the story.